Annual wellness exams are a very important part of your pets health. Whether your pet is a baby, a senior citizen, or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination from nose to tail. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life.
A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. We’ll use the wellness visit to ask you questions about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home. This is also an excellent time for us to discuss routine diagnostic testing or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due. If your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss and other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Information obtained during a wellness examination can often help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.
A wellness examination is also your chance to have us address your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions! No question is too small or too silly, and it is our pleasure to address your concerns. We strive to help you understand your pet’s health considerations and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.